In Malay its called Sambung Nyawa, its scientific name is Gynura procumbens. Other names Daun Dewa, Leaves of the Gods, Googoolipid, Mollucan Spinach,Sam Akar, Akar Sebiak, Kelemai Merah and Bai Bing Cao
This plant has high medicinal properties, and widely use locally to control Cholesterol, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Its can be eaten raw or boil and drink like tea for controlling those illnesses.
Close up of the plant, my initial trial with this plant was a failure. It don't grow well and the leaves are hard and brittle. The changes I did to my system was to switches the pump OFF at night around 8 pm till 8 am.
This plant are easily grown from cuttings, its best to use the young shoot about 5 ~ 6 inches in length and plant it in the growth media direct. It also require shade during their initial period of growth, I recommend 1 months or until you see new leave form.
It take root easily, but rooting compound or hormone are recommended. This plant root is not destructive, they are about 6 ~ 8 inches long, this may be due to Aquaponics where nutrient is not far from the plant.
These plants from my homekit, I decided to remove them due too much and I am trying other plants in it place in the homekit. I have dedicate one growbed for this plant and I am trying to see whether it will flower.
Above is the picked shoot, normally 5 or 6 leaves are taken, this for eating. If for planting then its recommended to have more than this.